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Dalers Wrestle For Titles

Marlow earns centennial career win

On Jan. 19 Farmingdale High School wrestlers hosted and competed in the Tim Collins Varsity Memorial Tournament. Some of the highlights from the event included a match between Farmingdale’s 126lb Senior Mike Desrochers and Oceanside’s John Gubelli. Desrochers won with a quick pin for Farmingdale at 30 seconds into the period.

Farmingdale Senior Casey Marlow received accolades to commemorate his 100th career win; and Farmingdale’s 182lb Connor Comolli took the win over MacArthur’s Ryan O’Shea, with a pin at 5:51. Farmingdale’s 138lb Dave Brown has a 6-0 win over Longwood’s Joe Connolley. 

On Jan. 21, the school hosted the JV portion of the Tim Collins Memorial Tournament. Teams in attendance this year included: Farmingdale, Island Trees, Long Beach, Longwood, MacArthur, Oceanside, Sewanhaka, Walt Whitman, and Valley Stream South. 

News

After spotting an abandoned cemetery at the corner of Grant Avenue and Rose Street in the heart of downtown Farmingdale, resident Vicki Gruber became inspired to trace the lineage of the Van Cott family—some of the earliest settlers in the Farmingdale community. Gruber, a corporate and securities attorney, said that after approaching the village about the history of the cemetery, she took it upon herself to do the research. Compiling three or four years worth of newfound information, Gruber discovered that each of the 16 plots in the cemetery are direct descendants of Claes Cornelissen Van Cats, a Dutch settler and firm believer in democracy, home rule and civil liberty. 

Farmingdale village officials will be holding a public hearing on Dec. 1, to reexamine school speed zones throughout the village, in order to establish a consistent school speed zone limit. 


Sports

At a special “wrap up “ meeting for the 2014 Marcum Workplace Challenge, Greater Long Island Running Club Vice President and Event Director Mindy Davidson of Farmingdale, presented a special plaque to Winsome Foulkes, team captain of the Farmingdale-based Telephonics Corporation.  Winsome is retiring from Telephonics after a long and successful career and has led the Telephonics Corporation in the Marcum Workplace Challenge since its inception.  

There is simply no better way for runners and their families to celebrate the Holiday Season than by being part of the fun at the Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt Holiday 5 Kilometer Run, and on Saturday morning, Dec. 20, the Run will be celebrating its 27th anniversary edition at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage. The run will start at 9:30 a.m. on Broadway in Bethpage.


Calendar

Les Miserables - November 21

The Wedding Singer - November 21

Holiday Parade - November 22


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com